Dramaturg seeking friends with whom to share cool stories about shows. Likes long walks on Broadway, reading scripts and learning history. Loves languages and finding out where sayings like “mind your p’s and q’s” come from. Loves candy but cannot stand candy wrappers being unwrapped during a show. Willing to spend 45 minutes prior to show time to share entertaining stories, fascinating facts and mysterious rumors in exchange for a fun night for all. Could you be the one?
If you like the sounds of that Date Night, meet Associate Producing Director and Resident Dramaturg, Pasha Yamotahari, in his third year of Date Night with a Dramaturg! This event is FREE and open to the public!
Mamma! Mia with Guest Dramaturg Toby Yatso:
Thursday September 14, 2017 6:30PM
Backpack your way to Abba’s Sweden and learn about the Swedish band’s origins and how their pop-charting song “Winner takes it all” inspired a 1999 Broadway producer to create “Mamma Mia!”
Hedwig and The Angry Inch with Pasha Yamotahari:
Thursday September 28, 2017 7PM
From the fields of Kansas to Berlin’s Wall and finally to the NYC theatre district of the late 90’s, bring your passport and learn all about “Hedwig and The Angry Inch’s” journey from concept to concert!
Disney’s Newsies with Pasha Yamotahari:
Thursday November 30, 2017 6:30PM
Extra! Extra! Learn all about it! Hit the books on the origins of Yellow Journalism and Media Sensationalism in 1900 NYC then jump to the back pages and enquire into the history of Disney’s Newsies, from Hollywood bomb to Broadway darling!
It’s Only a Play with Guest Dramaturg Hanna Spence-Schehr:
Thursday February 2, 2018 6:30PM
The reviews are in! From a 1982 flop to a twice-revived Broadway hit, come discover the power of the critics and their uncanny ability to give second life to shelved plays.
The Boob Show with Pasha Yamotahari:
Thursday February 23, 2018 6:30PM
From the page to the stage, get involved in learning about all the steps in creating new works for the American stage and about Phoenix Theatre’s fourth world premiere of the decade, The Boob Show.
Million Dollar Quartet with Pasha Yamotahari:
Thursday March 15, 2018 6:30PM
Elvis Presley. Carl Perkins. Jerry Lee Lewis. Johnny Cash. All at Sun Records together. Come rock and roll with us and find out what inspired these legends leading up to that singularly amazing night!
Godspell with Pasha Yamotahari:
Thursday April 27, 2018 7PM
Before Pippin, Wicked, and Hunchback of Notre Dame, Stephen Schwartz wowed Broadway audiences with one of his most influential and inspirational works…Godspell…join us as we uncover the mysteries behind its creation.
Little Shop of Horrors with Pasha Yamatahari:
Thursday May 24, 2018 6:30PM
From film to musical to musical film, dig deep into the blossoming cult classic Little Shop of Horror’s growth into musical theatre fandom!